Jonathan Pearlman (JP) is a veteran of the Western North Carolina Music Scene, making music under the Alien Music Club moniker for over 20 years.
JP has a formidable history of original material on covering a wide and diverse landscape of musical genres. On any given night, he might jump from straight ahead Rock to Jazz/Fusion to Reggae to Rockabilly; sometimes within the same song!
In addition to original music, JP also produces tributes shows. Currently, “Tom Waits: The Early Years” and “Leonard Cohen: The Deep Cuts” are garnering rave reviews!
The list of Pearlman’s musical collaborators is extensive. He has performed with Peggy Ratusz, Zack Page, Connor Law, Ben Colvin, Kelly Jones, Jesse Barry, Ryan Kijanka, Chuck Lichtenberger, Taylor Pierson, Micah Thomas, Jason DeCristofaro, Ben Bjorlie, Linda Mitchell, Jacob Rodriguez, Justin Ray, Justin Watt, Russ Wilson, Reggie Headen, Jay Hoots, Aaron Price, Eric Congdon…The list is long and continues to grow.
Pearlman’s influences are far-reaching: The Beatles, Hendrix, Clapton, Paul Simon, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagen, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, and many more.